11 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Keen frost + a dry calm sunny day. Saw 32 walking (+ [illegible] + including Buxton1 + Linglie Cottages). Mr Brown of Vellore2, brother in law of Mrs Mack3 + brother of the late Richd Brown4, died today. Went down at night + called at Elmpark. Mrs Mack made me speak to Erskine5 who had rung her up from London. Distributed my communion cards.

1 Buxton may refer to the Infectious Diseases Hospital just under the Selkirk Hills

2 William Brown (about 1851-1922), banker, of Vellore House, Muiravonside [Maddiston], Stirlingshire and husband of Henrietta Watson (1862-1944), Agnes Mackintosh’s sister

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

4 Assume Richard Brown (1856-), but the Editor has been unable to locate him later in his life

5 James Erskine Harper (1887-1953), barrister and Agnes Mackintosh’s son

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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